Performance Management

Each year, every Executive Branch agency in Colorado creates a SMART Act performance plan which identifies  meaningful performance objectives, and strategies to achieve them. Progress on these plans is reported quarterly to the state legislature. Executive Directors also report on these to the legislature every January during SMART Act hearings. Detailed information as well as updated progress reports on these performance plans and annual goals can be found by following the link below.

View Department Performance Plans

SMART Act

The SMART Act, or the State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive and Transparent Government Act, requires the Executive Branch, the Judicial Branch, and other state government entities to publicly share annual performance goals. These are shared at the beginning of each State fiscal year.The SMART Act requires the Executive Branch to implement the following:

  • Establish and manage a statewide performance management system;
  • Incorporate continuous process improvement to increase government efficiency; and 
  • Ensure state employees receive training on operational excellence

Read the SMART Act here

Performance Plan Guidance

Every year, the Governor's Office of Operations issues guidance to agencies on the development and tracking of their SMART Act performance plans. These include setting measurable goals, incorporating best-in-class process improvement methodologies, and identifying key strategies to accomplish their annual goals. 

For fiscal year 2020, the reporting schedule for department performance plans is as follows: 

  • October 11, 2019 - FY20 Q1 Performance Eval reporting on strategies and measures for the FY20 plan covering July-Sept data to be posted on October 15th

  • October 29, 2019 - FY19 Annual Performance Eval reporting on final data updates and outcomes for the FY19 plans to be posted on November 1st

  • January 10, 2020 - FY20 Q2 Performance Eval reporting on strategies and measures for the FY20 plan covering October-December data to be posted on January 15th

  • April 10, 2020 - FY20 Q3 Performance Eval reporting on strategies and measures for the FY20 plan covering January-March data to be posted on April 15th

  • July 10, 2020 - FY20 Q4 Performance Eval reporting on strategies and measures for the FY20 plan covering April-June data to be posted on July 15th

Read the Planning Guidelines Here

Reporting Timeline

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